Georgia Car Accident Attorney Discusses Which Drivers Are Least Likely to Wear Seatbelts


October 17, 2017

Georgia Car Accident Attorney Discusses Which Drivers Are Least Likely to Wear Seatbelts

A great majority of Georgia drivers and passengers have an understanding that failing to wear a seatbelt is both against the law and poses a risk of suffering even more severe injuries or death if that driver is involved in an accident.  Despite the evidence linking the severity of injuries to failing to wear a seatbelt, many groups of drivers continue to drive without wearing one.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides a wealth of information about seatbelt use in the United States, and has reported on the following statistics regarding which groups of drivers are the least likely to wear their seatbelts:

  • Drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 are less likely to wear their seatbelts than older groups of individuals.  Such a statistic is not that surprising given that young adults tend to feel less vulnerable and that they have the ability to take a greater risk without truly understanding the consequences. 
  • Drivers in rural areas tend to not wear seatbelts as much as those in more urban areas. There are very few drivers on the roadways in rural areas, reducing the chance that an accident may happen.  However, when an accident does happen, the consequences can be severe and catastrophic if a driver involved was not wearing a seatbelt. 
  • Men are less likely to wear seatbelts than women.
  • While most states do require drivers to wear seatbelts, there are still a few states that either do not require seatbelt use, or consider it to not be a significant enough of an issue to legislate.  As such, drivers who are not required to wear a seatbelt under state law may choose to drive without doing so.
  • Passengers who sit in the rear of a passenger vehicle or SUV are less likely to wear a seatbelt then if they are in the front passenger seat. Perhaps these passengers feel safer because they are in the backseat, but it is still dangerous to ride as a passenger in a vehicle without buckling up.  Any collision could cause a passenger, whether in the front seat or back seat, to be ejected from the vehicle, and such an accident is likely to result in catastrophic injuries or death.

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Source: https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/seatbelts/facts.html

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